Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), Helsinki

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The largest Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe, Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) stands as a symbol of Russian influence in Finland's history. Designed by architect Aleksey Gornostayev during Russian rule of the region in the 19th century, this Eastern Orthodox church was completed in 1868. Visit the popular Helsinki landmark, note its traditional Russian design, and then enjoy the view of the city from this scenic hilltop. Take time to inspect the structure's ornate interior, domed ceilings, and crypt chapel, as well as several historically and artistically important icons, including St. Nicolas the Wonder Maker and Theotokos of Kozeltshan. Arrange your visit to Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Helsinki using our Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .
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  • August 17, 2017
    More great and look great, but some of them said. Is not so spacious, high ceilings and ornate.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The cathedral was beautiful inside and out. Although it was busy and crowded, it was well worth the effort to visit. The inside of the cathedral was grand. I would go again if given the opportunity.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    We went there on foot after visiting the Helsinki Cathedral and the difference between both Cathedrals is very clear. Th3 location of this cathedral is nicer as it is on a rocky hilltop overlooking th...  more »
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  • June 6, 2017
    Absolutely spectacular structure. I haven't been in awe of a building quite as much as I was here. Built with brick and towering into the skies. I was blown away. Definitely a great place to visit and not far from the docks and Senate Square.
  • July 7, 2017
    Beautiful Finnish church nested on a small hill. Classic 'Baltic' orthodox.
  • June 25, 2017
    It was a cathedral on the top of a hill, needs a bit climbing. Inside you are not allowed to talk and make shot. What's more strange - the altars was far away from the visitors - being encircled with a rope and you can look at it from 20 min only, a kind of museum.
  • May 5, 2017
    Nice looking cathedral, red color is nice contrast to blue sky. Another beautiful place.
  • March 25, 2017
    Door handle does not twist. Need new door handles. The last thing I needed with my face frozen, hands frost-bitten was to be humiliated at a house of God. To my shock and horror I could not twist nor turn the door handle only to realise the door handle only pulled. I work in user experience design and will tell you this for free, that is bad UX. Once I finally breached the defences, it was lovely inside. Would've given 5/7 had it been for better door handles.

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